Ms Shirley Alinea > Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano > Manila, Philippines > Lawyer Profile

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano
33RD FLOOR, THE ORIENT SQUARE
F. ORTIGAS JR. ROAD, ORTIGAS CENTER
1600 PASIG CITY, METRO MANILA
Philippines

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Immigration, Intellectual property

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Alinea heads two of the Firm’s specialized practice groups, Intellectual property and Immigration.

Her areas of practice also include labor and litigation, specializing in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Alinea is a known expert and lecturer in the field of arbitration law. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI). She is also an accredited arbitrator of the PDRCI, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Ms. Alinea has been recognized by the Legal500 as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution since 2020.

Before joining the Firm in 2009, Ms. Alinea was a partner at Quisumbing and Torres (Baker & McKenzie).

 

Languages

English; Filipino

Memberships

Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc (PDRCI); UP Women Lawyers Circle; Women Trial Lawyers Organisation; Intellectual Property Office (Accredited Arbitrator) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Accredited Arbitrator)

Education

Ateneo de Manila University,  BS Legal Management (1992)
University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws (1996)

Lawyer Rankings

Philippines > Immigration

(Leading individuals)

Shirley AlineaMartinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano provides comprehensive advice on immigration matters and transactions, coordinating with government agencies such as the Bureau of Immigration and the Department of Justice in the Philippines. Its services include the processing and securing of immigrant or non-immigrant visas and permits, the representation of clients in immigration transactions and compliance with the terms of stay of foreigners. The firm also occasionally represents clients in blacklisting and deportation proceedings. The firm notably processed an application for Travel Ban Exemption and the issuance of special 9(a) entry visas to allow Invicta Cyber Defence Corporation’s President and his family to enter the country. The immigration team is headed by Shirley Alinea and Phil Ivan Chan.

Philippines > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Shirley AlineaMartinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano

Philippines > Intellectual property

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises clients across various industries on their intellectual property rights, from rights protection to administration and maintenance. The firm further advises clients on contractual concerns with licensees and other third parties. Well-respected in the intellectual property field, Shirley Alinea heads the practice, and is also an accredited arbitrator of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). Manuel Gonzalez is a go-to contact for drafting, negotiating, and reviewing IP-related transactions and contracts.